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Old 03-18-20, 07:01 AM
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You know you’re a dedicated C+Ver ....

When you click on an ad for a Specialized Allez in your size and you’re profoundly disappointed to see this.


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Yeah, that thing is badass by all modern standards, especially for having an alloy frame set. But I'm also no longer really tickled by such things.
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Especially when he billed it as "rare". That's the same thing as saying "collectable Tupperware".

THIS is Specialized Allez



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Bugs me that the various manufacturers recycle model names like that, especially when the originals were so unique (e.g., Konno-built Allez).
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
Especially when he billed it as "rare". That's the same thing as saying "collectable Tupperware".
In this context, "rare" simply means lightly cooked. Just enough to get aluminum to melt (or even rarer - resin to set). Now a silver soldered steel frame, that is the rare taste we die for!
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
In this context, "rare" simply means lightly cooked. Just enough to get aluminum to melt (or even rarer - resin to set). Now a silver soldered steel frame, that is the rare taste we die for!
The glue that holds together a Vitus 979 is heat-cured at 175ºF for 30 minutes. The rarest of them all!
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
Especially when he billed it as "rare". That's the same thing as saying "collectable Tupperware".
Or "barn find" for a beat to crap thrift store bike... Classic.
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
Especially when he billed it as "rare". That's the same thing as saying "collectable Tupperware".
Nomadmax....One for the collector:
https://doyouremember.com/12344/coll...upper-insignia
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Or "barn find" for a beat to crap thrift store bike... Classic.
Right!
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
Especially when he billed it as "rare". That's the same thing as saying "collectable Tupperware".
Man I've got a ton of vintage tupperware. Lasts forever, no BPA's and it stores much of my vintage parts! Oh and dirt cheap.
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​​​​​they say '60 tv shows were so "campy," and you immediately think, '70s Suntour was so much better.
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You know you're a dedicated C&V'er when...

...you contact sellers to notify them of errors in their listings.
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You know you're a dedicated C&V'er when...

...you contact sellers to notify them of errors in their listings.
I've done that! Usually no response even if your best effort is to inform. I find most people don't give a crap. Super Record or Record are not correctly acknowledged. I quit doing it. It goes nowhere. Joe
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...you contact sellers to notify them of errors in their listings.
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
When you click on an ad for a Specialized Allez in your size and you’re profoundly disappointed to see this.


Funny you post this, I just saw one of the older ones in an antique store recently, for $200! If I weren’t touring, I’d like to have scarfed it. The one I saw had early Shimano LX derailleurs with RX100 brifters & calipers. 👍
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Originally Posted by stardognine View Post
Funny you post this, I just saw one of the older ones in an antique store recently, for $200! If I weren’t touring, I’d like to have scarfed it. The one I saw had early Shimano LX derailleurs with RX100 brifters & calipers. 👍
A nice ‘87 Allez popped up on CL an hour away from me. I contacted the guy but decided to pass for now until things settle down.

Side note: Researching the Allez I came across this old thread which includes some comments from a few guys involved in the original build and development of the line. Pretty interesting, especially the first 3 or so pages.

https://forums.roadbikereview.com/re...ry-190991.html
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
A nice ‘87 Allez popped up on CL an hour away from me. I contacted the guy but decided to pass for now until things settle down.

Side note: Researching the Allez I came across this old thread which includes some comments from a few guys involved in the original build and development of the line. Pretty interesting, especially the first 3 or so pages.

https://forums.roadbikereview.com/re...ry-190991.html
and we were lucky to dine and drink with one of them-seems so long ago now!
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...when the only spoke patterns you’ve ever bothered to learn are 3 cross 32h and 36h.
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...when the only spoke patterns you’ve ever bothered to learn are 3 cross 32h and 36h.
Are there any others...?
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Are there any others...?
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You know you're a dedicated c&v'er when ...

You shop hours and hours online for leather straps, but you're really not into any kinky ****.

You quickly excuse yourself from your weird neighbor saying you need to put on the white hoods you just got in the mail, and you found a bit too much satisfaction in her confusion.

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I got some ribbing not too long ago when I let slip that I was open to the idea of upgrading to 8-speed someday.
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...when you can't bare to sell a component incomplete, so you buy the missing part which costs more than what you can sell the component for.
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